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David E. Wells

Divorce and separation Attorney at Myrtle Beach, SC

4.5   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2007
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Family law attorney David Wells may have been born in Atlanta, Georgia, but the Wells family is firmly rooted in the great Palmetto state. David makes his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

After attending Camden Military Academy (Camden, SC), and Lyman Ward Military Academy (Camp Hill, AL), David attended Valdosta State University where he studied philosophy, applied ethics, and criminal justice.

David’s life-long dream was to become an attorney. He attended and graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law (Michigan). During this time, David interned for the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Horry County, South Carolina.

Upon being admitted to the South Carolina bar, David worked with Coastal Law Firm, LLC, before launching Wells Law Firm, P.C. Throughout his legal career, David has worked primarily in family law, handling a full range of cases including divorce, custody, child support, visitation, asset allocation, alimony disputes, adoptions, paternity, name change, and the like. In addition, David has handled a number of relocation cases.

David is also a graduate of the Houston Family Law Trial Institute conducted yearly at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, by some of the country’s top marital litigation experts.

David has successfully completed the South Carolina Circuit and Family Court Arbitrator Certification Training, the South Carolina Family Court Mediation Certification Training, and the South Carolina Family Court Guardian ad Litem Training.

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Wells Law Firm, P.C.


4.5 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Clifford R Moten | January 11, 2024
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Consultation excellence
Mr. Wells and the whole staff were extremely helpful and everyone knew exactly what was needed for a client . I would recommend him and his staff to anyone in need of this type of assistance.
Posted by Beth | December 31, 2023
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Outstanding attorney and team
I cannot recommend David Wells and his team enough. From the time I walked in the door, the staff made me feel at ease. David has a very direct approach which I appreciate. At no time did I question the process. He made one of the most difficult times in my life a little more bearable. His guidance through my divorce process was coupled with words of encouragement and positive affirmations. David is a gentle soul with a bulldog approach in your defense. His staff are just as capable and are amazing at handling any situation. I thank you all for your services. I highly recommend the Wells Law Firm should you find yourself in need of the best attorney and team in the Myrtle Beach area.
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Posted by Julia Isenberg | November 29, 2023
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I highly recommend Wells Law Firm
I can't recommend David Well enough. He was with me from the very beginning up until the successful end of the divorce. He explained all the options on the table and all the legal processes. He was quick to respond and act when I needed urgent reatraining order. Mr Wells knows what he is doing, and I felt it during the whole process. The initial appointment took close to 2-3 months to set up, but I'm glad i waited and retained Mr Wells.
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Posted by Heather | August 8, 2023
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Mr. Wells is by far the best attorney out there. He is kind and honestly wants the best for you. He is passionate about his work, and is one of the smartest men out there. Every other lawyer is just about money, he is not. His goal is to get what is best for you. His whole team is outstanding. You never wait long for a response when you call. Mrs. Polly is the sweetest, and so friendly and down to earth. I recommend this team to anyone. Divorce is hard and he makes it his job to make it as easy and painless as possible. Thank you so much for everything you have done for both me and my family!!!
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Posted by Robin | February 25, 2023
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Honest, Caring, and Very Sage Advice!
So glad we hired David Wells to handle a divorce in the family. Exactly what we needed to keep the children's best interest cared for. His mentoring throughout a difficult process made all the difference to all parties involved resulting in the best outcome for the family.
Posted by Kimberly | November 22, 2022
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The winning team!
David Wells and his team made me feel like I was the only client they had. If I ever had a question or concern, they didn’t leave me hanging they would answer me right away. David and his team are very knowledgeable and caring. They help my family through one of the hardest times. I would give David and his team 10 out of 10 highly recommend.!
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Posted by Colleen | November 7, 2022
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I choose David Wells to handle my divorce. He is the most caring honest. sincere knowledgeable attorney I have every know, Mine was a difficult case and he guided me thru the entire process with the utmost compassion. His entire staff Gary. Danielle and Polly are the best. If you are in need of a good lawyer who will get you results give David a call
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Posted by Terry | February 12, 2022
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Extremely satisfied
David and his team were very professional and handled my situation with the upmost delicacy. Their job knowledge is very impressive, and I was very satisfied with their service.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2022
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Very thorough
Switched from an unreliable attorney to David halfway through divorce with child custody. You only get one shot at that. I’m glad I switched to Mr Wells.
Posted by Denise | August 9, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney and Staff
My first conversation with Mr. Wells was all I needed to make the decision for him to represent me. I do not have a lot of experience with attorneys and did not know what to expect. David made me feel at ease and confident. He made me feel that my best interest was his priority. And he delivered. This man is kind. This man is compassionate. He is thorough and professional, as is his staff. I am forever grateful he made the painful process of separation a little less painful. Thank you, David and staff, for taking such good care of me. If you are considering hiring an attorney, rest assured this is the firm to call.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2021
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A Team You Can Trust
You never dream that you would end up needing a divorce lawyer, but if life throws you this curve ball, David, Gary and the rest of the Well's Law Firm team are the ones to turn to! They are a group of highly professional, time efficient and caring lawyers that will get you through the hard times as pain and stress free as possible. I can't thank them enough for helping me through my divorce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
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Posted by Wes | January 24, 2020
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Team of champions
David, Gary, Polly and rest of staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable for any questions I had. David is very thorough, precise and makes sure he gets job done the right way and best way.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
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Highly Recommended
The team of professionals at Wells Law Firm were phenomenal. They were caring, yet professional; knowledgeable, yet took time to explain things so that I could fully understand, what was to me, a difficult process. The team worked together on my case and addressed every issue I had in a timely manner. The team is very well organized right down to the minute details. They all had my best interest at heart, and my future. This firm was and is the advocate I need. David truly has a beautiful soul, helping and caring for those who need help understanding and abiding by the laws. He was truly concerned with my future well being. He is a man wholeheartedly dedicated to his job and clients! I would definitely recommended Wells Law Firm is the need arises.
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Posted by Ryan | October 21, 2016
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Dependable and professional
David handled a divorce for a close friend that I recommended to go to David. My friend was so thankful for my recommending David. He lamented at length how he would refer him anytime and it made my friend thankful for the referral.
Posted by John | April 13, 2015
Consummate Professional
David Wells and his staff are the consummate professionals. David is an extremely thorough and responsive attorney with extensive knowledge of the law. His paralegal Lisa Mozingo is one of the most detail oriented and attentive people I have ever met. Both David and Lisa’s professionalism are beyond reproach. In handling an extremely difficult divorce, David went well beyond what was expected of an attorney. As I was 750 miles away, David and his staff took the time to assist with many logistical difficulties that arose throughout these proceedings. This personal attention sets him apart from the rest. David took the time to explain the process in clear and concise detail so I was well informed throughout the process, never made promises regarding outcome, and laid all options and scenarios on the table from the beginning. I would highly recommend David Wells to any family member, friend or anyone else for that matter.
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Posted by Angela Marcum | March 20, 2024
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a regrettable experience
Extremely costly, disrespectful of time and urgency, and a failed outcome resulting in having to hire a new attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2022
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Worst attorney I've ever worked with.
I hired Mr. Wells for a change of custody case I began with a different attorney. Mr. Wells took over before mediation. I was the plaintiff in the case. After convincing me to involve a second attorney, Mr. Wells actually LOST me time with my children in mediation. After I discovered I lost time as a result of the way the mediated agreement was worded, Mr. Wells actually took me to court to be relieved from the case. So what you can expect from Mr. Wells is to be charged an exorbitant amount of money and when he screws up your case, he will drop you. Worst attorney I've ever worked with.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wells Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Coastal Law, LLC
  • 2007 - 2014


  • Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Valdosta State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
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"I have known David for over 14 years. I can attest to David's knowledge, training and commitment to his clients. If you have a family law need in Horry County, I highly recommend contacting David. I endorse this lawyer."
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Myrtle Beach Divorce and separation Lawyer David E. Wells
David E. Wells
Divorce and separation Attorney
Myrtle Beach, SC
Licensed for 16 years